Just finished N.T. Wright’s “Paul and the Faithfulness of God”

Yep, all done. The 1700 page beast has been slain.

Since I am teaching courses on Romans and 1&2 Corinthians this semester, I will be frequently interacting with Wright’s PFG in some future posts.

In short, I found many of his exegetical arguments to be very persuasive, while others are far too much of a stretch. For one, Wright still thinks that Paul split the Shema in 1 Cor. 8:6, which is almost certainly wrong (James McGrath’s argument in “The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in its Jewish Context” is far more persuasive). However, the attention to detail given to the significant passages in Paul deserve serious consideration, whether one chooses to agree or disagree with his conclusions. In hindsight, I perhaps should have chosen a shorter book to give me a break from dissertation editing.   

 

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One thought on “Just finished N.T. Wright’s “Paul and the Faithfulness of God”

  1. Hey Dustin,
    Ran across your blog today. I see you are working on a dissertation. What’s it on and where are you studying?

    Cheers,
    Nevada

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